Why didn't people like Windows Vista and say it's the shittest Windows ever?

Why didn't people like Windows Vista and say it's the shittest Windows ever?

I tried it on a VM and it's pretty much the same as Windows 7 except it looks better.

Boomers, explain yourselves

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Compatibility. Everything else is perfect

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    in 15 years gays like you will say windows 11 was perfectly fine cause it just werx in a vm

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Whilst not technically as bad as what came after. It was the point at which computing died, the end of all that is good, and the start of the era of decay.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >You have to be at least 18 years old to post here

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I tried it on modern hardware, modern cpu, more ram than 90% of people had back then, storage faster than anything they had back then, and it's pretty much the same as Windows 7
    wow okay

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The world was, literally, not ready for Vista.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Absolutely. Nobody had a vista pc that didn't crash regularly.
      It would freeze on most games.

      But it's funnier because 7 did run better on pcs that I formerly used vista on.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >this old OS with infamously high minimum requirements works on my modern hardware!

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Why didn't people like Windows Vista
    Anybody that complained had shite hardware.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    People were using Pentium 4's and 256mb ram

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    1. They released it before it was ready. Service Pack 1 fixed a lot of its issues.
    2. This was in the caveman days and instead of proper and robust hotswapping USB tech, all the products just made sure they worked with XP and when Vista was released all peripherals borked.
    3. Its system requirements were pretty high relative to the average computer of the time.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      oh, and also they downplayed the System Requirements. pulled that "Recommended Requirements = slow but functional, Minimum Requirements =brick, but technically doesn't crash if you don't run anything else" shit.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >They released it before it was ready. Service Pack 1 fixed a lot of its issues.
      That's the story for every new version of Windows ever released. Except 7, that felt polished even back during its beta release.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        7 was largely a Vista rebrand. they made some performance improvements and some aesthetic changes, but under the hood it was mostly Vista SP 1.5 rebranded to make it palatable

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          more like Vista SP3 since SP2 was already out by then

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Windows 2000 was the last real windows release

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      t. homie that definitely never used win2k when it was new

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You should always let an OS cook for a bit before its ready. Win2k sp3-4 was great. Win2k overall is by far the best operating ever created, and its unlikely it will ever be surpassed.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    What you tried is a late version, not an early version. At first it was rushed and sucked, later it was fixed and was basically Windows 7.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Stop interacting with the tech weenies

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It was preinstalled on all PCs and laptops when 20% of PCs and 70% of latops didn't even meet required specs.
    It also had dogshit support and compatibility with anything until several years later but by that time Windows 7 was already out and it was better in every single aspect, including performance.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >windows 7 was better in all measures

      actually no, Vista had a better windows file search which actually worked

      however its not an actual OS issue but internet explorer issue

      Windows GUI is actually Internet Explorer unless you can change with some commercial software that replaces the IE in the backgroun.

      What happens with Vista vs 7 is that Vista has Internet Explorer 7 and Win7 has 8.
      Explorer 7 worked somewhat better as a GUI and a file search tool.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >actually no, Vista had a better windows file search which actually worked
        subjective and untrue. MS actually better tuned the indexer in 7 to iterate upon, not take away from, Vista's search. It gave more results that were better sorted in that if you searched for a word that occurred multiple times in several files, it would score and sort them based on things like does the word show up in the filename, how many times does it show up INSIDE the file, when was it last modified, etc.
        7's search was just straight upgraded from Vista that gave more results that were better sorted.

        7 was IN EVERY METRIC just an improvement on Vista. It actually retroactively proved that Vista haters were full of shit because aside from the new SuperBar, nothing in Windows 7 wasn't already available in some form in Vista.

        It did come with a pretty great performance boost, though.

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I remember dusting off some old laptop with Vista I wanted to give away to my aunt which was abandoned because it wasn't working properly. We didn't have much hope for it so I figured might as well try installing Windows 7 on it to check what happens and what a surprise, suddenly it became perfectly functional for basic tasks instead of lagging to hell with MS Word open.

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It was slow and the UAC thing was really annoying after coming from XP. Maybe it got better later but I just remember it being annoyingly annoying. Windows 7 was better

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It didn't it crashed all the time with games even after 7 was around.
      My sister had the old family vista pc until like 2014 and it was so bad.
      From memory it's specs were better than mine and mine ran 7 and it was soooooo much better it wasn't funny.

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It was a buggy unpolished version of Win7, came with every laptop on earth and made your life a living hell

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It was unstable compared to 2000 or XP and also fairly resource intensive. The latter wouldn't have been a giant problem but OEMs kept shipping computers with Vista that were way underpowered to run it, the worst offenders being netbooks that took forever to accomplish even simple tasks.

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >old good new bad, how am i the only person to think this? i am smart.
    midwit syndrome

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    No one hated Vista more than ME. Vista was just a resource hog and was released way too early. It also had to follow XP.
    Vista Aero is objectionally kino and no future OS has looked that good since btw

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      My first encounter with Vista was on a Dell XPS420 with 4GB RAM and a Q6600 CPU, and Vista SP1 at that.
      I have no bad memories of those times.

      I was trying to get my rig to run a bit faster at some point, and disabling Aero did the trick. I grew up with Win95 & Win98SE, so I tended to use their aesthetic scheme in Vista and XP anyway, plus it was better for system performance. I really cannot care for Aero, I consider it bloatware.

      remember when microsoft celebrated 10 passing xp market share? it was like 2016, 10 had been out for a year and xp had been eol for 2

      what a fricking pathetic piece of software 10 is

      cope harder

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I remember people being actually disgusted by ME and even 98.
      XP was such a relief for many.

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Try Service Pack 0 and you will understand

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It ran like shit on a lot of hardware at the time, had a lot of annoying confirmation windows popping up, and was generally buggy and clunky while having to succeed XP which was a very successful and popular Windows. Also installing a new OS is a chore when you're already settled in with you cozy current one so we're all prone to automatically disliking the new thing.

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    it was fine.
    >had an Athlon 64 X2 6000+ and a Geforce 7950 GT

  24. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's beautiful but it ran like crap
    Also there was that weird DRM on media files that screwed me more than once

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      That shit was the shit I hated the most.
      It was so much easier to get rid of with 7.
      It's amazing how much better an experience feels when you can hack your pc easier.

  25. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    the year is 2006, you're probably using a computer that shipped with xp sp0 and 256mb ram, its perfectly usable. support is dropping for 98se and me causing the strongest case of third party support ever for a microsoft os. Their latest and greatest piece of software drops, it has some hefty requirements like 512mb ram, but its beautiful and aesthetically striking with new desktop widgits, plus things are still running smoothly. You buy another dimm for your dimension 4200 and grab a copy. First thing is that it wont even boot off the disk, it came on a DVD only. You run out and buy another piece of hardware just to facilitate your upgrade. It takes a whopping 6 hours to install, but at least its over right? No. After a 10 minute bootup sequence, you open task manager to see you're already caching into the disk on a fresh install. What's worse is your 20gb drive which had room to spare this morning is now completely full. You struggle through installing multiple drivers and reading forums to find absolutely nothing works and you'll just have to wait for an update. Finally after a few months you get a seemingly relevant update on windows update and install it. Now your system boot loops infinitely. In frustration you drop $500 on a system that comes with windows vista already installed. your computer is pretty old anyways, only, you have the exact same experience. forums and message boards fill with angry users sharing identical experiences. Eventually you get an XP install disk and find a way to enjoy your new computer.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Bullshit post. Unlike this gay i was fricking alive and fricking b***hes at this time.
      Firstly XP ran like ass unless it has at least half a gig of ram.
      Secondly while vista COULD run with 512gb it ran like straight up dogshit. Wasnt remotely decent without a full gig or 2.
      Dvd drives were also basically standard at the time...this dude is describing the transition to XP not vista.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >dvd drives were standard before xp sp1
        i had a good laugh zoomer

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Sp1 came out in 2002. The previous post literally said 2006 dipshit. Yes they were standard in 2006 moron.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            you are incapable of reading, dumbass

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Not only were they standard, they were generally standard along with a floppy drive as well.

  26. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    steep hardware requirements for the period, made redundant by overlapping xp and 7 support cycles, started the 'shipped broken and fixed later' trend

  27. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    ramlets
    people also complained about incompatibility but i didn't encounter that once
    if you didn't have 4gb ram in 2007 you were poor, sorry

  28. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The recommended system requirements were really the minimum requirements. A lot of OEM's released with it that were way too underpowered to run it.

    I used to make Mac vs PC videos for the PC side back in 2006 and we got crucified.

  29. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Much of the hate comes from this moronic sticker. Microsoft let OEMs sell computers with XP and a promise that you'd be able to upgrade later. But when Vista finally came out, it ran like crap because those machines were too weak. And Microsoft KNEW it would happen, but did it to please Intel who still wanted to sell a glut of older chipsets.

    https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2008/03/the-vista-capable-debacle-intel-pushes-microsoft-bends/

  30. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It was bad at the time. If only we knew how much worse things could be..... im sorry vista! I was a mere child.... i didn't know....

  31. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Why didn't people like Windows Vista and say it's the shittest Windows ever?
    Because it shipped on 512mb ram shit tier laptops when vista needed 2gb to run well.

  32. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    fr skibidi

  33. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'd still run it if someone was autistic enough to make updates for it.

  34. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    All the OEMs were sticking "Vista-certified" stickers on machines with single-core P4s with 2GB of RAM. Left such a bad taste in users' mouths that the whole OS is remembered as an epic failure.

  35. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    OP not old enough to remember the Pentium 4.

  36. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    So anyways heres what actually went down with vista...it terrified people frankly.
    Imagine dear zoomer a time long ago when plug and play was mockingly referred to as plug and pray, a time when the blue screen of death was a real thing that happened at least twice a week.
    Were talking win98 and ME...there was also 2000 but nobody used it.
    So this new windows xp came out...and frickin sucked donkey dick. Compatibility broke left and right, peripherals wouldn't work, programs crashing constantly (unless it was malware that always worked).
    Not really very different from the last windows but it was new and easy to blame.
    Anyways we all immediately wanted XPs replacement...which never came.
    What we got however were service packs and massive XP updates. As the years passed XP went from shit to stable. REALLY STABLE. Software and peripherals went from hope it works with XP to it only works with XP.
    By service pack 3 most people were starting to forget about all their limewore malware.
    So when the awesome new vista finally released the general public basically told microdick to frick itself with a rake.
    When they realised the kinda system requirements vista had that changed to frick yourself SIDEWAYS with a rake.
    Why bother with the new shit when for the first fricking time a OS existed the general population could use that actually fricking worked.
    People thusly held onto XP with a fricking deathgrip. Project mojave was Microsoft literally needing to trick motherfrickers just to TRY vista.
    To summarize previous windows (and XP at least at first) was so awful that the very thought of anything possibly breaking existing compatibility was TERRIFYING...especially to older people.
    Didnt help that OEMs were putting vista on XP machines that could barely run it either.
    By the time 7 hit XP machines were really pushing thelimits of the OS and upgrades were mostly inevitable. XP would still take almost another year to be toppled as most used OS and even then many clung to it for years

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      remember when microsoft celebrated 10 passing xp market share? it was like 2016, 10 had been out for a year and xp had been eol for 2

      what a fricking pathetic piece of software 10 is

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        XP POS did not hit EOL until 2020.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Technically you can still shitpost on 4chins with xp if you so desired.

          you are incapable of reading, dumbass

          And you VERY SPECIFICALLY SAID 2006. You illiterate mongrol.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            man i wish my old computer spontaneously grew a dvd drive because it was 2006, that would have been fricking incredible!

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Fine...
            You used an example in your (dumb as frick) original post that was hopelessly outdated even by that standard. This made your entire post and everything it contained disingenuous garbage as it was in no way reflective of the pcs used commonly at the time despite you presenting it as such.
            Conversation is now over as you frankly have and had nothing of worth to say. I hope you feel better now.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >5 year old flagship
            >hopelessly outdated

            you weren't even alive in 2006, you obviously didnt see the countless gays clinging to 366 celerons that still browsed the pre-media web with 98 perfectly fine, a 1.1ghz p3 and 256mb curb stomped that shit, even if it couldnt play far cry

            cope

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Oh yea man, ho download MyPal and experience the internet like it's 2006 again or use a real white man OS like GNU/Linux.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Imagine dear zoomer a time long ago
      Black person people aged 20-30 were literally raised on late xp, vista and 7. Vista literally raised me and I'm 29 and started with 98.

      And I HATED vista with a passion.
      Everything it did was wrong.
      It was like your girlfriend had a botched botox session.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      As a little kid I remember the adware riddled shitfest that was 98 and ME.
      I never ever had that with XP. XP was so much better the day we got it to replace 98, which was like straight away because 98 was so bad to use (we just ignored ME).

      XP was already very very good to use for most people when it came out and I do not understand why people pretend it was like Vista when it came out. It wasn't it ran on the same 98 pc I was using and even as a kid I noticed an immediate difference and that it was waaaaaay more secure. Nothing broke on it like 98 SE.

      I remember 98 safe mode with terror.
      I don't remember using XP safe mode at all. It did what you wanted unless you were moronic.
      And my family were putting malware on 98 all the time in comparison to XP. Our habits didn't change, it was simply better and more secure.
      This was when it seemed like 9/10 pages on the internet was potentially full of malware.
      I like how we're going back to that era nowadays btw. Perhaps it was a good thing. It taught people to not be complacent.
      But XP was such a good OS that many people did become complacent.

      So vista comes along and well we had malware problems for the first time in half a decade.
      I'm so glad we only had 1 pc in our family that had vista. All the others had XP and later 7/10/11 on it.
      So now the only malware we really get now come from android phones and iphones.

  37. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I tried it on a VM
    Vistatards are easily the most annoying out of all windows fans

  38. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hardware requirements were too low, morons would try to install it on a pentium 2 and b***h that it's not as snappy as xp. Also driver support was dogshit for a lot of stuff like sound and networking.

    It was pretty much perfect by the time SP1 was out but the narrative was already set by that point.

  39. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Why didn't people like Windows Vista and say it's the shittest Windows ever?

    >ran worse than 7 on the same specs
    >vulnerabilities
    >the worst ad shit in the entire history of windows OS, worse than 10,11
    >crashed
    >little backwards compatibility at the time
    >frustrating changes to registry and shit like that, so you had to break your OS to use it often, kinda like 10/11, but less like 7 which inversed some of that from memory

    It's not the worst though. The worst is either 98 or ME by far because unlike vista it was so much legacy from the DOS era that it was actually broken.

  40. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >pre-media web
    >2006

    I was looking up dumb shit on youtube by 2006.
    2006-2011 was kino web design. Shit before 2006 fricking sucked. It was an eyesore and nothing fricking worked.

    God I hate oldgays raving about 90s and early 00s internet. It looked like a 6 yr had made those pages to me - and I was a fricking 6 yr old looking up stickdeath because it was the only word I knew how to type and read properly.

    ...
    I miss stickdeath. ;_;

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      woops for

      >5 year old flagship
      >hopelessly outdated

      you weren't even alive in 2006, you obviously didnt see the countless gays clinging to 366 celerons that still browsed the pre-media web with 98 perfectly fine, a 1.1ghz p3 and 256mb curb stomped that shit, even if it couldnt play far cry

      cope

      I thought I quoted. derp

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      early youtube was nice, but getting ruined by normies was inevitable at that point

      for example, didn't you like IQfy more before reddit refugees flocked here in 2016? it still isnt social media because it isnt an attractive format. media limitation filters undesirables, not everything grand in life is a spectacle as you should know, you are here

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >didn't you like IQfy more before reddit refugees flocked here in 2016?
        IQfy's always been shit.

        When I first came here there was nothing but endless spam kek. Election tourists were fricking nothing compared to the surgeon. Chat-gpt is almost an improvement.
        God it was like 2 thirds of posts at one stage. It was so bad.
        And I STILL came here every day around 2009/10.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          shit yes, but less spam, more repeat users, less repeat threads, less oldgays leaving over it. we need some negative publicity or we're going to end as pre-2016 reddit

          point is our ugly glorified bulletin board has kept our community small and overlooked, purely functional. its remniscent of what the web used to be like even if the content is contemporary. the medium of content presentation isn't everything, we dont spend 100% of our time on one site, just like you dont spend 100% of your time in one store. the content was the reason you went somewhere else, even if it was some shitty indian ran gas station of a website

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >less repeat threads
            I'm sorry what IQfy did you lurk back then?
            She was MORE derivative shit than back then.
            We actually have interesting OPs nowadays. Sure they're gaslighting us. Sure they're probably viral marketing.
            But derivative and unoriginal?
            Nah.
            OPs were massive homosexuals that would just spam shit over and over again in 2010 just to irritate you.

            Oh and remember combos?
            Now you remember how shit old /b/ was.
            Only that was on all boards still in 2010.

            That's what I mean, I've been saying for a long time that IQfy has nothing but been better than when I first came here.
            Right now it's arguably the best it's been period (actually nah 2013 was less informative, but sorta better with wit and funnier because phone posters weren't as big of a problem).

            At least OC is starting to happen again though. I will admit like 2017-2021 was a lull in OC and funposting.
            And people became far too paranoid of shit. Now I do think people like to frick with this place, but I think being more passive to that has changed those people over time, not us.
            Also twitch and discord talk just like here and still focus on our wiener because ... we all use those.

            Reddit we still touch a lot less, but I definitely actually engage with twitch or discord and I think their cultures are not mutually exclusive nowadays.
            I blame some of us for starting the streamer shit back in the day. I used to do it myself in like 2011(?) until I realised I sucked at it after like 3 streams.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >She was MORE derivative shit than back then.
            Shit had MORE*

            My brain had an aneurysm.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Shit was MORE derivative then than now.**

            I still fricked it up.
            I wish an AI would correct my aneurysms.

          • 2 months ago
            s10fag

            IQfy ai waifu when

            ive never been on /b/, its always been a meme board, but its also hard for me to remember the site, i came here a handful of times before 2012, topic centric forums were a better way to get information back then

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Exactly, this place was completely useless in 2010. It's nothing like how it used to be.
            But then again, I never experienced 2006 /b/ or IQfy (if it existed).

            2017 was a noticeable decline though and there were all sorts of shills gaslighting. Probably glowBlack folk post pizza gate psyop.

  41. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you upgraded from xp instead of fresh install it had issues and also it was the transition to 64bit

  42. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It was the beginning of bloat era

  43. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It was great but morons at Microsoft put minimum system requirements too low for "Vista ready" so tech illiterates got really bad experience from their market Dells.

    Then another thing was UAC, the amount of hate for having to click to allow system changes was unreal.

  44. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It was too radical a shift from XP for most people when XP had an overlong stay as an OS that people "settled-in". XP was used for almost a decade before Vista came out to change things, like actually requiring process elevation to do certain tasks, a rewrite of the unstable and cobbled-together audio stack groundwork for modularity and other future improvements, etc.

    It changed too much too quickly for many people who weren't following it's development closely. (I was. I watched Channel 9 like a fricking hawk.)

    Even things like "Winamp sounds like shit on Vista! IT'S ALL VISTA'S FAULT!" When MS talked extensively about how Directsound was now going to be emulated because direct hardware access from that API was too many times a cause of a random BSOD, so they created WASAPI.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      MS actually told people to "use WaveOut for now" until a WASAPI output was made for it, and people took issue with that because in their experience WaveOut on XP and prior, it had issues with busy programs causing the audio to pause and crack and bug out.

      But anyone who followed Channel 9 knew that MS had already redone the entire audio stack to account for that to better handle WaveOut IO scheduling and process management to better mange it in busy scenarios so it had none of the previous issues WaveOut historically had; it was essentially performing on par with DirectSound in multitasking terms but with more simple sound output.

      I really was a misunderstood gem.

  45. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Vista was hated because it was really unstable early on and used up too many resources. I used it since RC2 up until Windows 7 came out because it was shiny.

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